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OTHER DANCE FORMS

(Cheer Dance)
CHEERDANCE is coined from the words, Cheer and
Dance.

To cheer is to shout out words or phrases that may help


motivate and boost the morale of a playing team and perform
better during a game.
Dance, on the other hand, is a physical activity where one
expresses emotions or gestures while performing bodily
movements usually in time with rhythm.
Cheerdancing rooted from cheerleading.

Cheerleading is the performance of a routine, usually


dominated by gymnastic skills such as jumps, tumbling skills,
lifts and tosses combined with shouting of cheers and yells to
lead the crowd to cheer for a certain team during a game or sport.
It originated in the United States. Due to Filipinos love for

dancing, they added more dance routines to their cheers and


came up with the term cheerdance wherein it is a routine
composed of yells and cheers, gymnastic skills (pyramids and
tosses, stunts, tumbling skills, arm and hand positions and
jumps), and dance (fusion of different dance genres).
Today, cheerdancing is identified as one of the most
spectacular events in one of the biggest collegiate sports events
in the country, the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the
Philippines).
ESSENTIALS OF CHEERDANCING

Arms/hand movements
Legs/feet positions
Beginning stance and cheer stance
Feet Together
T and half T positions
Clasp, clap, overhead clasp, low Feet Apart
clasp Dig (front and side)
Touchdown, low touchdown Hitch, Liberty, and Scale
High V and low V Lunge (front and side)
Tabletop and punch, etc.
L and diagonal positions
Knees and Hips positions
CHEERDANCE BASICS (Gymnastic Side)

JUMPS
TUMBLING SKILLS
Tuck
Forward Rolls and Backward
Star Rolls
Forward Backward Handspring
Pike Cartwheel and aereal cartwheel
Split Head and handstand
Round-off
Hurdle Jump/Hurkie Forward and backward saltos

Toe Touch Jump


CHEERDANCE BASICS (Gymnastic Side)

Pyramids (optional)
Composition: Steps in Executing a Pyramid:
Setting up (Preparing to lift)
Flyer, Base & Spotter
Load (Actual lift)
Levels: Hit (Striking for a final pause)
One-and-a-half high
Dismount (To move down by
the flyer)
two-high
two-and-a-half high
CHEERDANCE BASICS (Dance Side)

Jazz/Classical Dance Basics:


Hip Hop Basics
Tendu (point)
Bounce (Downrock) Pli (knees slightly bent)
Groove (Toprock) Grand Plie (full knees bent)
Power moves: Relev (heels raised)
Pump Piqu (Raising a knee)
Elements of Dance
Lock (Space, Time and
Battement (Kicks)
Point Energy) Ball Change and Chass
Curl Freezes Piroutte and Chaine (Turn)
CHEERDANCE BASICS (Cheer Side)

Cheering is the very essence of cheerdance


performances. To cheer is to make someone or a team
motivated and encouraged. It boosts, salutes or acclaims
the morale of individuals and teams. In cheerdance,
cheering needs to be strong, loud, and metered so that it
will be delivered in time with rhythm or the music played.